Seedy K’s Sunday Morning Buzzer Beaters

Anybody watching Tennessee’s battle with UK yesterday understands why schools were fighting for the services of Jarnell Scott.

Cuonzo Martin must surely be pleased that this front court playah could find in Knoxville the right major for his future field of endeavor. The student athlete can surely help resurrect a program savaged by Bruce Pearl’s duplicitous scofflaw regime.

Scott gave the Wildcat bigs a run for their money yesterday.

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Speaking of the Coach Cal’s Cats, they had two major wins on the road this week. Tony Barbee looks to have Auburn on the uptick, making them a tough win on the plains. A visit to Big Orange Country is never a picnic in January or February.

Road conference Ws are what set the good teams apart.

This Kentucky team is showing mettle.

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Yesterday’s Shot of the Day happened right here in Hoopsylvania.

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If you haven’t seen Scotty Davenport’s defending national champion Bellarmine Knights this season — and I am sad and embarrassed to say I have not myself yet — Monday evening is a good time to check them out.

Top 10 Northern Kentucky comes a callin’ to Knights Hall for an 8:00 pm tilt.

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Thank God, we won’t have He Who Is Both A QB And A Verb — Tim Tebow — to kick around for awhile.

New England turned the Broncos into chowder last night.

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A fascinating aspect of this NFL playoff season is how many of the contenders have statistically weak defenses. Including both top seeds — the Patriots and Packers.

Which provides an interesting perspective to the 49ers breathtaking W yesterday over the Saints. San Fran plays D. But won with O.

Four lead changes in the last four minutes. Even my bride who could care less about football — despite the fact that her uncle played for General Neyland at Tennessee — watched the end of that stunner.

I love the Saints because I love New Orleans, and was rooting for them. But I have to admire what Harbaugh has done by the Bay. The team was primed for success when he got there, and he took it from there.

Those back and forth final minutes were as exciting pro football moments as I can recall.

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Yahoo sports columnist Pat Forde was at the U of L game yesterday.

He mentioned that one of his reasons for switching from ESPN to Yahoo was the chance to do some investigatory journalism.

When I asked why on earth he would be covering yesterday mediocre matchup, he indicated he needed to chat with Oliver Purnell about a story he’s working on.

Hmmm, what college hoops stories might have Chicago connections?

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Okay Florida State gobsmacked North Carolina by 33 yesterday afternoon.

Does that mean U of L fans should feel less chagrined by the Cards meltdown at Providence?

I certainly don’t think so. The Tar Heels will still be a #1 or #2 seed in the NCAA, while Louisville is on a collision course with hosting an opening round NIT tilt.

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Northwestern has now beaten Michigan State, to go along with Ws over LSU, Seton Hall and Georgia Tech.

Could this be the year Bill Carmody’s purple-clad Wildcats finally make it to the Dance?

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If you haven’t noticed, Mick Cronin has his Cincy Bearcats playing some mighty fine hoops. They’ve only lost once since the brawl with Xavier, and stand 14-4 on the season, 4-1 in the Big East.

– Seedy K

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